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Old 27-06-2018, 10:58   #1
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Furling drum falls out

Unidentified furlng drum. 539-008 falls apart. Into two pieces
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Old 27-06-2018, 13:33   #2
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Re: Furling drum falls out

Not sure what you are asking here, but that looks like an older Furl-x from Selden, and their drums do indeed separate into two pieces. I think you can get a manual on line from them.

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Re: Furling drum falls out

Its a Furlex Type B. Quite common but your picture shows a number of problems. There should be a cover which protects the furling line. You also don't seem to have any turns on the drum which it should have 3 to 6 even when the sail is fully furled. Also there is a line guide which directs the line away from the drum appears to be missing.

From memory, the drum is held in place with two large cross head bolts. These are stainless and screw into aluminium so take your time removing them if they haven't been removed in a while.

Keep all the bearings greased and it will turn easily, they can be accessed without stripping it, dont' forget the top swivel too.

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Old 27-06-2018, 15:24   #4
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Re: Furling drum falls out

are you needing pieces..
I have some... we replaced ours because I could not find
a 3ft piece of extrusion



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Old 27-06-2018, 15:38   #5
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Re: Furling drum falls out

I have a Type B Mk II on my boat-works perfectly.
http://www.seldenmast.com/files/1426.../595-030-E.pdf


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Unidentified furlng drum. 539-008 falls apart. Into two pieces
There do not seem to be any screws holding the two black parts together. Am I missing something to keep them together?
Can I keep them together with another rope?
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Assy. manual http://www.seldenmast.com/files/1426.../595-018-E.pdf
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Re: Furling drum falls out

I just looked at my old one..
the drum halves just snap together..no screws..
the extra wraps of furling line on the drum
and the line cover help hold it all together


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I just looked at my old one..
the drum halves just snap together..no screws..
the extra wraps of furling line on the drum
and the line cover help hold it all together


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Thanks very much. That was the info I was looking for. As long as there are no screws I can manage to put some holes in it and tie it real good with parachute chord and wrapped more paracute chord around it many times .
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Re: Furling drum falls out

The screws hold the cover and arm guide on which if missing is why you can't see the screws. Worth taking up the offer if spares are available.

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